From the Back Cover
This is your ticket into the elusive underworld of the Internet, home to millions of elite computer hackers. "1337 h4x0r h4ndb00k" will show you how to walk-the-walk and talk-the-talk of this exclusive community. Soon, you too will be able to go into a chat room and carry on conversations speaking the cryptic 1337 language. "1337 h4x0r h4ndb00k" will also review the nature of computer viruses, different practical jokes to play on your desktop and tips on how to live the hacker lifestyle. Join the elite society of computer hackers with "1337 h4x0r h4ndb00k" as your guide.
About the Author
h4x0r h4ndb00k about the author
hello, my name is tapeworm, and i am a freelance contract hacker amongst other things. the first thing i ever learned about computers (when i was first introduced by a friend) was the wide variety of hacking programs floating around on the internet, it wasn't long after that my mom brought home our first computer and i took immediate control. i just wanted to research information, build web pages and play in chat rooms; whereas my mother just wanted to sit and play solitaire for hours (obsessive gaming: a geek at heart). i needed a plan, and fast.
i started coming up with ways to make it appear as though things were wrong with the computer, then she would leave and tell me to fix it. every time she would have me fix something when there was nothing actually wrong, i'd get at least a couple extra hours of playtime. i got better over time, and before i knew it i no longer had a social life.
my evil plans were eventually foiled when she was re-married to an electrician, but luckily by that time i had my own computer anyway. currently i contribute my free time to the open-source community, and i can be reached by my leet e-mail address at: firstname.lastname@example.org
be sure to visit my site: http://www.icodeviruses.com
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